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This photo is from Lucknow. Fireworks were openly lit here on Saturday night, Diwali.
- Government has banned sale of firecrackers and fireworks till November 30 in 13 cities of UP
- AQI reaches 1365 in the capital Lucknow, the fog prevails in the morning sky, people have trouble breathing
Following instructions from the National Green Tribunal (NGT), the Yogi government has prohibited the burning of firecrackers in 13 districts of the state till 30 November, three days ago. Even after this, people did not listen and smoked the government ban. There was a lot of fireworks in the capital Lucknow also on Diwali night. The result reached AQI 1365 here. Not only this, AQI reached 1299 in the industrial area Rajajipuram area. These figures given on online sites of pollution are from 10 AM to 10:15 PM on Deepawali. At the same time, a lot of firecrackers were also burnt in western UP. This morning, water is being sprayed on the road by the Municipal Corporation in Lucknow.
Administration failed, crackers sold secretly
Police departments and LIU including Lucknow district administration failed to stop the fireworks. Despite the ban, firecrackers were fiercely burnt across the city. Stealth crackers were sold. Fireworks were lit throughout the night, following the administration’s order. Fireworks engulfed the city. It also saw its effect in the morning. People who got out on the morning walk complained of eye irritation, shortness of breath.
The effect of fireworks was seen soon in the morning
Fireworks banned in these cities
In a directive issued by Chief Secretary Rajendra Kumar Tiwari, in 13 cities including Lucknow, the government had banned the bursting and selling of fireworks till 30 November. The level of pollution in Muzaffarnagar was poor, the pollution level in Agra, Varanasi, Meerut, Hapur was very bad and the pollution level in Ghaziabad, Lucknow, Kanpur, Noida, Greater Noida, Baghpat, Bulandshahar and Moradabad was reported to be in critical condition.
Think of AQI as
AQI means different scales to understand the air quality index. It is considered good when the AQI is between zero to 50. At the same time, between 51 and 100 is considered satisfactory, between 101 and 200 is moderate, 201 to 300 is poor, 301 to 400 is very poor and 401 and 500 is considered severe. Now you can understand in this way the AQI of Lucknow has crossed the thousand.